Cover etymology


English word cover comes from Latin operio, Italian cum, Latin co- ((intensifier). Together, with.), Italian operio

Etymology of cover

Detailed word origin of cover

Dictionary entry Language Definition
operio Latin (lat) (by extension) I shut, close.. (figuratively) I hide, conceal, dissemble.. (figuratively) I overwhelm, burden.. (figuratively, of a sin) I atone for, cover, cause to be forgotten.. I cover (over something); envelop.
cum Italian (it)
co- Latin (lat) (intensifier). Together, with.
operio Italian (it)
aperio Latin (lat) I open. I uncover.
coperire Late Latin (LL)
covrir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To cover.
coveren Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
cover English (en) (chess, transitive) To protect or control (a piece or square).. (intransitive) To act as a replacement.. (military, law enforcement) To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm.. (music) To make a cover version of [...]

Words with the same origin as cover

Descendants of operio

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